Cannot kill VZDump process


Jun 10, 2019
I have a hung vzdump process that I can't seem to kill. I've tried the suggested fixes from both the GUI and command line but nothing has worked thus far.

vzdump -stop
stoping backup process 23561 failed

kill -9 vzdump
kill -9 23561

I've killed the parent process and now the status in the GUI is showing "unknown" where prior it showed a status of "running."

Does anyone know a way to kill an orphaned process that doesn't involved having to restart the server? Again, the other suggestions I've found have been unsuccessful.
Hello there,

I'm not sure if this helps, what happens when you restart pveproxy, does it clear up the orphan task?

please check the status of the process by running `ps ax | grep <pid>`. If stat is 'D', then the process is in an uninterruptible sleep and you have to reboot in order to get rid of the process.
Thank you for the suggestions. Restarting pveproxy unfortunately had no impact.

ps ax | grep 23561

23561 ? Ds 0:32 task UPID:Server:00005C09:22C92A8E:5CFB32C2:vzdump::root@pam:

The above result is returned. I will need to schedule a reboot.
okey. this is a workround this

for example:
umount -f /mnt/pve/<NAME OF MOUNT> and then kill it in consol by kill -9 or in gui. takes 1min but easy to fix.
Hello, I have a cluster with version 7.4-3. I had such a problem with mounting SMB(cifs) until I found the solution:

Do not click STOP button of the task.
Open a shell to the appropriate node and type:

umount -f -l /mnt/pve/<<mount point>> && vzdump --stop

task stops for a few seconds.
-l is required because <<mount point>> is busy.

Works like a charm for me.


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